Family Gleicheniaceae, genus Dicranopteris;
world species list.


By Michael Hassler and Brian Swale.      

A list of the species of the genus Dicranopteris, giving current name, authority, synonyms, published references, geographic distribution and (sometimes) illustrations.
Please note: an asterisk * in the distribution list means that the species is exotic to the country named.

005.00 Class Filicopsida
		Trivial names: Ferns
		Statistics: 15 orders, 53 families, 310 genera, 9300-10700 species 
		[11501 species and 454 hybrids listed.
014.0000 Family Gleicheniaceae (R. Br.) C. Presl; Rel. Haenk. 1: 70 (1825)
		Trivial names: Forking Fern Family
		Statistics: 5 genera, 124-130 spp. [139 species listed]
		= Dicranopteridaceae Ching; Acta Phytotax. Sinica 3: 94 (1954)
		= Gleicheniaceae subfamily Stromatopteridoidae Nakai; Bull. Nat. Sci. Mus. Tokyo 29: 
		32 (1950)
		= Stromatopteridaceae (Nakai) Bierhorst; Phytomorphology 18(2): 263 (1968)

014.0001 Dicranopteris Bernh.; Neues J. Bot. 1(2): 38 (1805) Statistics: ca. 20 spp. pantropical / austral, mostly Malesia [23 species and 1 hybrid listed] Revision date: 20.07.2001 Trivial names: Forking ferns = Acropterygium (Diels) Nakai; Bull. Nat. Sci. Mus. Tokyo 29: 5 (1950) = Gleichenella Ching; Sunyatsenia 5. 276 (1940) = Heteropterygium Diels; Nat. Pflanzenf. 355 (1900) = Hicriopteris Presl; Epim. Bot. (1851) 26 [non Ching, nec Copel. = Holopterygium Diels; Nat. Pflanzenfam. 14. 353 (1900) = Mertensia Willd.; Kongl. Vet. Ak. Nya Handl. 25 (1804) 163 [p. p., non Roth (1797) (Borag.) = Mesosorus Hassk.; Fil. Jav. 1 (1856) 2 [p. p. = Sticherus sect. Hicriopteris (Presl) C. Chr.; Verd. Man. Pterid. 530 (1938) Dicranopteris cadetii Tardieu; Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 4(1-2): 103 (1982) Dicranopteris clemensiae Holtt.; Reinwardtia 4 (1957) 275 Dicranopteris curranii Copel.; Philip. J. Sc. 81 (1952) 4 Dicranopteris discolor (Schrad.) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 59 (1950) Dicranopteris elegantula Pichi-Serm.; Webbia 27: 402 (1972) publ. (1973) Dicranopteris flexuosa (Schrad.) Underwood; Bull. Torrey Club 34: 254 (1907) Dicranopteris gigantea Ching; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 346 (1959) Dicranopteris klotzschii (Hook.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 2 75 (1940) Dicranopteris linearis (Burm. f.) Underw.; Bull. Torr. Bot. Cl. 34 (1907) 249 var. alternans (Mett.) Holtt.; Reinwardtia 4 (1957) 278 var. altissima Holtt.; Reinwardtia 4 (1957) 276 var. bidentata Alderw.; Bull. Jard. Bot. Btzg III, 5 (1922) 204 var. demota Holtt.; Reinwardtia 4 (1957) 275 f. emarginata (Brackenr.) W.H.Wagner; Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 20: 242 (1995) var. ferruginea (Bl.) Holtt.; Reinwardtia 4 (1957) 278 var. inaequalis (Rosenst.) Holtt.; Reinwardtia 4 (1957) 278 var. latiloba Holtt.; Reinwardtia 4 (1957) 277 var. rigida (Bl.) Holtt.; Reinwardtia 4 (1957) 277 var. stipulosa Christ.; Bull. Herb. Boiss. II, 6 1010 (1906) var. subferruginea (Hieron.) Nakai; Bull. Nat. Sc. Mus. Tokyo n. 29 (1950) 66 var. subspeciosa Holtt.; Reinwardtia 4 (1957) 278 Dicranopteris nervosa (Kaulf.) Ching; Sunyatsenia 5: 275 (1940) var. cinnamomea (Beyr.) Luetzelb. Dicranopteris pectinata (Willd) Underw.; Bull. Torr. Cl. 84. 260 (1907) Dicranopteris pedata (Houtt.) Nakaike; Enum. Pteridophyt. Japon. Filicales, 114 (1975) Dicranopteris peruviana Maxon; Amer. Fern Journ. 38: 133 (1943) Dicranopteris pubigera (Bl.) Nakai; Bull. Nat. Sc. Mus. Tokyo n. 29 (1950) 68 Dicranopteris sartorii (Fée) Nakai; Bull. Nation. Sc. Mus. Tokyo 29: 69 (1950) Dicranopteris schomburgkiana (Sturm in Mart.) Morton; Steyerm. & al. Fieldiana Bot. 28: 16 (1951) Dicranopteris seminuda Maxon; Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 46. 140 (1933) Dicranopteris seramensis M.Kato; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 40(1-4): 82 (1989) Dicranopteris speciosa (Presl) Holtt.; Reinwardtia 4 (1957) 273 Dicranopteris splendida (Hand.-Mazz.) Tagawa; Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 8: 164 (1939) Dicranopteris subpectinata (Christ) C.M.Kuo; Taiwania 30: 54 (1985) Dicranopteris taiwanensis Ching & Chiu; Chien & Chun, Fl. Reipubl. Pop. Sin. 2: 346 (1959) Dicranopteris weatherbyi (Fosberg) Glassman; Bull. Bishop Mus. 209: 37 (1952) Dicranopteris x nepalensis Fraser-Jenkins; New Species Syndrome in Indian Pteridology and the Ferns of Nepal 108 (1997) Remarks: Dicranopteris taiwanensis x Dicranopteris linearis
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